Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Get Your Sunglasses

I have finished the twin sized quilt I made for my grandson!

Here is is laid out on the floor before assembling.

Here it is while being quilted on my home sewing machine at the kitchen table.

And thanks to a timely post from Kyle - who blogs at Timeless Reflections - I even made a label for the back of the quilt! Thanks for the reminder of how important this step is Kyle!

Yesterday was the 1st Tuesday and our rug group met at Angela's house this month. Lots of great show & tell - as well as a yummy lunch and delightful conversation!

Sandy got her rabbit rug done in time to display it for Easter last weekend!

And now she's working on these fall pumpkins with a big yellow moon and a couple of crows.

Tonia made a fun, fun wooly basket to store worms or whatever else she might want to put in it. With all those pockets around the outside she can carry her hooks, scissors, cell phone and other goodies.  You can see more details photos on her blog. She made it from a pattern designed by Kerry Stitch Designs - who is a local gal - but she changed all the appliques to her own designs.

Her new project is a fairy tale rug - Billy Goats Gruff - and it's off to a great start! I can't wait to see that troll under the bridge all hooked up!

Last month Angela helped teach a dyeing class for our state Rug Hooking Guild. When she got home she dyed two pieces of wool using a technique that one of the other gals taught - isn't it beautiful? I missed that meeting but hope to get the information so I can give it a try too.

Angela shared this Disappearing Nine Patch quilt that she recently made - she's says it's really, really easy - but has a lot of WOW factor when it's done!

Jeanette also had a quilt to share - a table runner that she's making for the 4th of July - I love how the center of each star has a different quilt block in it - and of course the color combination is always a winner!

Jeanette's Fraktur Bird is finished and bound now - such a fun little piece that Sharon designed.

I should have the crocheted edge of my row rug done soon and I'll be posting pictures of it then. Trying to decide on what to hook next - I have several UFO's that I should finish - and I'd love to hook a 5'x7' area rug for my living room - so we'll see what I end up doing.......


audrey said...

Great quilt for your grandson! Very bright and kid friendly.:)

Janet O. said...

*LOL* Great post title. : ) Sewing for the grandkids always takes me out of my usual color comfort zone.
Wow, have you ever made a rug that large before? That wouldn't be an easily portable project.

Cammie said...

Gayle, I love the quilt for your grandson, what fun colors!! Thanks for sharing all the great rug pictures too!!

Saundra said...

Your grandson will cherish that quilt even more when he passes it on to his son. Great job.

Also love the hooked pieces since I'm a hooker. Thanks for the great show.


Julia said...

You are a sweet grandmother to make that cute quilt and I love the way you personalized it for him. It's just lovely. Great quilts and rugs all around and that dyed technique sure got great result. I love it.
Thanks for sharing all the pictures.


Sue said...

I really think your grandson's quilt is sweet. I'm sure hell love it.

I love the disappearing nine patch. I made a quilt a couple of years ago for a great niece with the disappearing nine patch. So sweet.

That wool basket is so lovely!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love the label you made for grandson's rug. So special.
Hook a room size rug??? Now that's ambitious. Please share the journey with us.
Hugs :)

Kyle said...

Yea!! Your label is terrific. But the quilt is super duper! I love the pattern and your choice of bright fabrics. Your grandson will know he's pretty special when he gets his quilt and the label will always be there to remind him.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Gayle - I love the thoughtfulness of the quilt you made for your grandson. It is so vibrant and beautiful. I am so glad you placed a detailed label on the back. A very nice touch.
You must have a VERY talented group of people you meet with to rug hook, quilt, etc. You always post such beautiful pictures of others work !
Love the Hooked Rugs. (Can hardly wait to see your row rug !)

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a terrific quilt for your grandson - I'm sure he will love it!
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful show & tell pictures too! Everyone's work is beautiful!

Karen said...

An interesting label on the back of your grandson's quilt. I like that you said for "big boy bed".

The bunny rug caught my attention. Nice!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

I LOVE your quilt! Terrific colors and wonderful label. Sarah

Lori said...

I'm sure Tyce will love his quilt!! Did you enjoy working on something so bright? I like it as a change of pace for me.

Nedra said...

Gayle, I love the quilt for your grandson! Brightness and all! He will love it. and great job on the label.

Cheryl said...

A perfect, bright quilt for a child!

Laurel said...

No sunglasses needed! I love your colorful quilt and I'm sure your grandson does as well. Great job!

Kindred Quilts said...

Super cute and colorful quilt for Tyce! (Love that name!) A quilt like that needs a label... your's is perfect!
I so enjoy seeing the hook projects and quilts that your group members are working on. Such a treat!

Britta said...

What an awesome quilt, Gayle. The colors look great together.

Cathy said...

I love the quilt you made for your grandson. I also enjoyed the show of projects. Very talented group. Hugs

The Wool Cupboard said...

Your quilt made for your grandson is wonderful, Gayle! I love the cheerful, bright colors you have chosen...perfect!


Casandra said...

Your grandson's quilt is awesome! I would like to try out that pattern, can you give me info so I can track it down? Loved you sharing the other projects too. Thanks!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love your grandson's quilt!